WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for the series finale of Game of Thrones.
The war for the Iron Throne and rule of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros has come to a close and Daenerys Targaryen has been killed for her genocidal obsession with the Iron Throne, stabbed in the heart by blood relative and former lover Jon Snow.
In a new interview, star Emilia Clarke reveals what she would personally change about the final season of the acclaimed HBO series. Instead of a change in direction regarding her character's descent into villainy, Clarke expressed a desire for more quiet moments between Daenerys and both her longtime friend Missandei and new rival Cersei Lannister.
"I would’ve loved some more scenes with me and Missandei. I would’ve loved some more scenes with me and Cersei," admitted Clarke in an interview with The New Yorker. "I would’ve loved some more scenes between Grey Worm and Missandei. I would’ve loved to see a bit more between Cersei."
Clarke is relatively unfazed by Daenerys' villainous turn, explaining that character arc had been there from the start but would've preferred more conversational scenes to shed more insight on the dynamic between the characters.
"The genocide was there," said Clarke. "That was always going to happen. And I just think more dissection and those beautifully written scenes that the boys have between characters -- that we are more than happy to contently sit there and watch 10 minutes of two people talking, because it’s beautiful. I just wanted to see a bit more of that. But I’m in no position to critique the geniuses that have written eight seasons’ worth of wonderful stuff."
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.